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Denali Cabins
seattle
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252 reviews
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“A breath of fresh air”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

The day after Labor Day weekend we were struggling to find accomodations near Denali. We stopped here and were pleased to find they had an open cabin. The setting is fantastic and so is the staff. Worked with Mai, Patrick and Tom. All i can say is after having a lot of negative experiences with customer service in Alaska the staff here were a breath of fresh air. They were extremely professional and beyond helpful. They took the time to answer all of our questions with a smile. The cabins were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The restaurant was fantastic! Excellent food and service as well. I would highly recommend this location and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed here in mid-September and caught wonderful fall colors at Denali Park.

The cabins aren't too far from the park entrance itself, and their complimentary shuttle service is incredibly convenient. They automatically send their shuttle to the train station to pick up people from Fairbanks or Anchorage, and they make regular stops into the little town area, to the park entrance, and back to the cabins itself. It's also very easy to request shuttle service to other locations near/around the park at times not listed on their schedule, as long as it is done in advance. The staff was very patient and generous about accommodating our transportation needs.

The rooms themselves are comfortable and clean. They aren't fancy, but they don't have to be. They have their own rustic charm, with comfortable beds, central heating, and hot showers. Mark the shuttle driver is a sweetheart, as is Shad the executive chef at the on-site restaurant. Mark stopped not once, but twice, on a shuttle run to let us passengers get off the van and take pictures of moose grazing by the side of the road. As for "Prey," their restaurant: Get the salmon BLT—it's delicious.

Had a really great time here.

Other perks: Free wi-fi. Outdoor hot tubs (though we didn't try them). And again, that on-site restaurant. I never care for hotel restaurants, but this one impressed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Beautiful Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

The cabins are very old and really need to be renovated. The shower was not designed for vertically challenged people - the head was not adjustable at all - dirty shower curtain. The rooms were dirty and when the cleaning staff came in, they did not vacuum or clean at all. They simply made up the bed, and then turned the heat off, so when we got back at 10 PM, the room was really cold and took so long to heat up we had to keep our jackets on until mid-night. Our shuttle driver, Mark, was the best thing about this place -- very accommodating. We shipped 2 priority mail boxes at a cost of over $30, and had to pay again when the packages arrived because somehow, the stamps didn't get fixed to the packages. The Prey Bar was good one night, but closed up another night so the bar tender could go party. Breakfast was "continental" at $11 a person, which was rather expensive, considering no eggs, sour milk, which was due to a dirty milk pitcher. One could also see the orange juice pitcher was never washed between fillings. All in all this was a very expensive stay with mediocre accommodations.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Travelers are raving about these Denali National Park and Preserve hotels

Iowa City
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127 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

The agents at Denali Ak.Travel had never been there and didn't honor my request for a quiet cabin. Ergo, my first 2 nites were Noisey, cramped & miserable. Fell asleep on the Park shuttle bus. The desk staff ignored my room change request on day 2.
I got a hold of the manager, Pat. He made things right. The next two nights, I stayed in the Deluxe Cabin for free and he brought my breakfast the next day. He even offered to buy me beer at the "Prey", but I had a terrible cold. The better cabin was very roomy, quiet and nice bed. Their hot tub was great. I'd recommend it.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the cheap cabins(A/B or C/D). Paper thin walls, you can hear every whisper on the...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We bought a package through Alaska Denali Travel - coach from Anchorage to the Park, day trip into the Park, and coach trip back to Anchorage. We enjoyed the whole experience. The Denali Cabins have an on-site restaurant and very attentive and friendly service people for all aspects of the trip. The cabin was rustic but completely adequate for our needs. For a trip that totaled just over $400 each for everything, including a day in the park, I think it was very good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coral Gables, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

The cabins are not near anything but there is a shuttle bus that will take guests to the Denali Visitors Center and an area with restaurants, shops, etc. The staff was friendly and helpful but the rooms while clean were really shabby and the mattresses were terrible. Breakfast there was very basic and expensive but lunch was pretty good.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights as part of a Denali package. Hourly shuttles to the Visitor Centre and the shops are prompt and the drivers very friendly. The cabin was clean and comfortable with Wi-Fi availability near Reception. A day trip to the sister property in Kantishna was a memorable outing with plenty of wildlife on show.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Denali Cabins
Address: Mile 229 George Parks High Way, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Location: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Denali National Park and Preserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Denali Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We combine charm of Alaskan cabins with the comforts of a hotel room. You get all the amenities: private bath, wireless internet, TV, phone and comfortable beds. Plus, you get your own cedar cabin nestled conveniently by the highway in the arboreal forest next to Denali National Park. Convenient to package with a day trip into Denali National Park on Denali Backcountry Adventure! ... more   less 
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